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Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres 4/4/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres 4/4/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

In NL West action, the Arizona Diamondbacks, tied for first with a 2-2 record, are scheduled to face off against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks won their last game 2-1 against the NL pennant winners, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Padres secured a 3-1 victory against the Rockies, splitting their four-game series. Both teams are struggling with injuries, with several pitchers out or day-to-day, and Padres’ center fielder Adam Engel sidelined. 

However, the Diamondbacks have been hit harder with six pitchers currently on the injury list. Arizona’s poor performance at the plate and on the mound is evident, with a team batting average of only .197, which ranks 25th in the league. Their on-base percentage of .214 ranks 29th, while their slugging percentage of .299 ranks 22nd. Christian Walker has been a bright spot for the Diamondbacks with team-leading stats in RBI, hits, and home runs. On the mound, the Diamondbacks’ 5.29 ERA ranks 23rd, and their 1.53 WHIP ranks 24th. Their opponents are batting .230 against them, ranking 15th in the league. The starting rotation has yet to produce a Quality Start through four games, and Zac Gallen, who starts on Tuesday, has an ERA of 9.64 after losing the season opener to the Dodgers. If the Diamondbacks hope to win against the Padres, they will need to step up their game.

  • Arizona is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games played in April.
  • The total hung  OVER in 9 of Arizona’s last 13 games played on a Tuesday.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres 4/4/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The San Diego Padres have had a somewhat inconsistent start to their season, with a 4.00 ERA that puts them in the middle of the pack, ranking 15th in the MLB. Their WHIP of 1.22 is the 12th best, but their opponents have been hitting .255 against them, placing the Padres 19th in that category. The starting rotation has managed just one Quality Start, ranking eighth in the league. Blake Snell leads the Padres with nine strikeouts, while Seth Lugo boasts an impressive ERA of 1.29. Taking the mound on Tuesday will be right-hander Yu Darvish, who is coming off a successful 2022 season with a record of 16-8, an ERA of 3.10, and 197 strikeouts.

The Padres have also been struggling at the plate, with a team batting average of .215, which ranks 21st in the league. Their on-base percentage of .285 is 23rd, while their slugging percentage of .355 ranks 16th. Despite these struggles, off-season acquisition Xander Bogaerts has been a standout performer for San Diego, leading the team in both home runs and RBIs with two and five, respectively. He also leads the team in hits with six. Juan Soto, however, has been struggling at the plate with a .071 batting average. Through four games, the Padres hit eight doubles and 3 home runs, producing 14 runs which rank 16th in the league.

  • The San Diego Padres are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home against Arizona.
  • The total went OVER in 14 of San Diego’s last 20 games against an opponent in the NL.
  • The Padres are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games with an opponent in the NL West Division.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the San Diego Padres. In Monday’s matchup against the San Diego Padres, the Arizona Diamondbacks are poised to surprise as the underdog. The Padres will be starting Ryan Weathers on the mound, as Joe Musgrove is not in the rotation. After a strong showing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Diamondbacks are well-positioned to secure some victories in this series. Prediction: The Arizona Diamondbacks will come out on top with a 7-5 victory.

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Date: Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023


MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -145 (-1.5)

MLB Totals: 7

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